It’s a great time to become part of a dynamic, caring agency that addresses one of our community’s major public health epidemics: child sexual and physical abuse and exploitation. Kristi House is 24 years old and still growing to meet the needs of children in Miami-Dade County. At the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center, you’d be part of a team that is helping to heal and protect our community’s most vulnerable victims.
3 positions are currently open. Please check back periodically.
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1. Family Advocate
This is a Bachelor’s degree level, full-time, exempt position designed to provide case coordination services to child sexual abuse victims and their families based in the community. An employee in this position is responsible for performing all case coordination functions to ensure that the children’s and family’s needs are met. Work is performed under the supervision of the Family Advocacy Supervisor, Programs Director and the CEO. Services provided to clients are monitored through supervision, clinical case reviews, and quality assurance meetings. Family Advocates are expected to attend training conferences and continuing education seminars.
- Conduct initial face-to-face meeting and ongoing assessment of the child victim(s) and family.
- Conduct home visits to meet families within their community environment to assess child’s and family members’ needs.
- In coordination with the family, develop service plans that reflect attention to the families’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and link clients with appropriate services to meet their physical, academic, legal, medical and psychological needs.
- Accompany families through process of various court systems, including Criminal Court, Dependency Court, and/or Family Court.
- Prepare and present cases at the weekly multidisciplinary case staffing meetings and administrative/clinical case reviews to determine goals for service planning.
- Accompany families to obtain housing, Medicaid, insurance, Social Security, or other economic services.
- Coordinate with professionals from the Department of Children & Families, Guardian ad Litem Program, Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, court personnel, other social service/therapeutic agencies, public/private schools and others as needed.
- Identify, complete and follow-up on necessary referrals for care and services.
- Act as liaison for the family between KH and other care/service providers and professionals involved in the case.
- Monitor client’s clinical progress in the Kristi House program on ongoing basis.
- Monitor all clinical records to assess client progress, to assure DCF and Medicaid compliance; participate in quarterly peer review audits to implement and adhere to quality assurance standards.
In addition, the Family Advocate/Case Coordinator is expected to conduct two face-to-face visits monthly with each client and family. One of these visits must be in the home if client is not in therapy. Once child/children is/are in therapy, there should be one home visit at the 90 days interval and one home visit at closing. The estimated time of service delivery is 90 days to 6 months (earlier or later as needed).
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology preferred. Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable
- One (1) year experience working with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents or related population preferred.
- Preferred Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole.
2. Haitian Education Specialist (Part-Time)
This is a part-time staff position responsible for planning, scheduling, and presenting educational programs in Miami-Dade County, particularly in the Haitian-American community. In addition to presentations for adults, service providers and students, the position assists with identifying child-victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, trafficking and other childhood trauma, and providing appropriate linkages for services follow-up for the children and their families. 10-20 hrs. per week.
- Provide presentations to community agencies, staff and personnel in the field on areas relating to child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, problematic sexual behavior in children and children and traumatic stress.
- Provide school presentations relating to issues of Internet safety and sexual violence, i.e., boundary safety, sexual harassment, teen dating violence, etc., for the purpose of increasing student awareness and knowledge, and for identifying victims or youth at risk for abuse and exploitation.
- Assist with rapid intervention once the student victim has been identified.
- Work under direct supervision of the Education and Outreach Director and participate in weekly supervision.
- Provide follow-up to service providers regarding referrals made to ensure that services have been accessed.
- Maintain records of presentations and victim services in order to create monthly and quarterly reports.
- Bilingual: English/Haitian Creole required.
- Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s candidate studying psychology, education or social work, or related field experience.
- Experience working with culturally diverse children and families a bonus.
- Experience teaching a bonus.
3. Transportation Coordinator – South
This is an exciting time to join the growing Kristi House team! If you like to help children and families, and are a safe driver who can handle Miami-Dade’s busy roadways, we invite you to apply!
This is a new, full-time, 40-hour per week position designed to coordinate and provide transportation services to child abuse victims and their families located in the southern portion of Miami-Dade County. The position will drive a brand-new passenger van, and coordinate all aspects of transportation scheduling for clients with the assistance of the Family Advocacy and Therapy teams. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Programs. Performance is monitored through periodic and annual job evaluation processes.
The person in this position is required to work a 40-hour week using “flex” time as needed to facilitate early and late pickups. When there are no scheduled pickups, the driver is expected to be on site at one of the Kristi House offices (generally Homestead, Naranja or Palmetto Bay) from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to perform work-related tasks, logs and other documentation as required.
- Coordinate with KH Family Advocates, KH Therapists, and professionals from other social service agencies to provide transportation services.
- Arrange for picking up and dropping off children and adults for therapy appointments and/or related appointments, as available. Priority will be given to open cases, and for appointments for therapy purposes.
- Calculate times/distances and navigate geographical areas of Miami-Dade County as needed to ensure punctual arrival to appointments.
- Observe and report information regarding clients to the appropriate staff.
- Accompany child to/from vehicle to/from home, school or office as needed.
- Ensure passengers follow safety rules of the vehicle–wearing seat belts, remaining seated during trips, sitting in appropriate location, behaving appropriately.
- Transport and accompany staff as needed on home visits to meet with their clients.
- Maintain record of client attendance and submit to the Program Director on weekly basis.
- Monitor, schedule, and record maintenance of the vehicle as it requires, including regular cleaning (inside/outside), oil changes, etc. using vehicle maintenance chart.
- Implement and comply with emergency evacuation procedures–attend trainings required.
- Participate in agency-wide events, staff meetings, community outreach, public presentations.
- Perform related work as required.
Use of the vehicle is for agency purposes to/from Driver’s home point of origin to clients’ homes, schools and/or offices. The van is to be secured at Driver’s home when not in use for agency purposes. Personal use of the vehicle is prohibited.
- Safe driving record
- Completion of CDL/Class B with “P” endorsement driver’s license course
- Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Experience transporting persons; experience with emotionally disturbed youth & families a plus
Kristi House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Director of Operations, Dawn Thompson, at 305-547-6834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Director of Operations, Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, or email it to email@example.com.
In the employment, training, promoting, or provision of service to clients, Kristi House will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, country of national origin, language proficiency, or ability to pay. In addition, clients that are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders will not be excluded from service because of the diagnosis. Kristi House will provide reasonable accommodation to all employees and clients as specified by the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Department of Children and Families CFOP 60-10, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All services including communication assistance and auxiliary aids, are provided free of charge to the client.